• Makes 15
  • 30 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 3 Ingredients


Easy recipe to hide vegetables in without the kids knowing

Ingredients (makes 15 meatballs)

  • 500g extra lean beef mince
  • 1 brown onion, coarsely grated
  • 1 medium carrot, peeled, coarsely grated


  1. Combine the beef, onion, carrot, zucchini, tomato sauce, barbecue sauce, cheddar and flour into a medium bowl and use your hands to combine
  2. Roll tablespoonfuls of the mixture into balls and place on an oven tray. Place the breadcrumbs on a plate. Roll each meatball in breadcrumbs to lightly coat. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 30 minutes or until firm
  3. Heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Add half the meatballs and cook, turning occasionally, for 5-7 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towel. Repeat with remaining meatballs. Serve immediately

  • There are ingredients missing from your list – I would love to make them if you can update your post? They sound really yummy


  • Fantastic recipe – thanks for sharing.


  • this recipe is terrible LOL you have missed the ingredients !!!


  • A great snack for the lunchboxes or for a quick and easy dinner with a bit of veg on the side


  • A great recipe with hidden vegetables; thanks for sharing!.


  • Thanks for sharing this yummy looking recipe with lots of hidden veg


  • love the addition of the hidden veggies!


  • Thanks for sharing this recipe; is it possible to list amounts for all of the ingredients?

    • Still managed this recipe by making educated guesses on amounts. :)


  • Would love to know the amounts of the ingredients in step 1.


  • yum these will be so nice

    • cheers on the cheesy meatball recipe idea. loving this!


  • I’ve never tried cheesy meatballs looks yum


  • Shame the ingredients are missing! Sounds very tasty though!


  • a few ingredients are missing off the list, I guess just add what you think


  • yummy and easy to follow recipe, thanks


  • LOve that these contain hidden vegies! Sound delicious! Hoping my three year old son will go for these!


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